Prof. Dr. Rolf J. Langhammer

Kiel Institute Researcher

Topics: Globalization, International Trade, Emerging Markets & Developing Countries


Main research interests

  • Reforms of the multilateral trading system
  • International trade in services
  • Effects of regional integration among emerging markets
  • Third country effects of European integration

Rolf J. Langhammer was Vice-President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy from October 1997 until August 2012 and Professor at the Kiel Institute. He retired from the Vice-Presidency on August 31, 2012 but continues to work at the Institute. From April 2003 to September 2004, he served as Acting President. From July 1995 to November 2005, he headed the Research Department "Development Economics and Global Integration" at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In addition, he has been honorary professor in international economic relations and development economics at the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Social Sciences, Kiel University since November 1995 and professor in development economics and international trade at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar/Koblenz from 2013-2016.

He was formerly research division chief at the Kiel Institute (since 1978) and research associate at Kiel University (1972-78) after graduating from the same university. He received his doctorate in 1977 and was awarded several research fellowships and visiting professorships abroad.

Mr. Langhammer has served as consultant to a number of international institutions (EU, World Bank, OECD, UNIDO, ADB), as well as to the German ministries of economic affairs and economic co-operation. Between 1995 and 2007 he was member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development. His research issues cover international trade patterns, trade policies, regional integration and international capital flows. He has published in professional journals and contributed to many volumes of conference proceedings. He is co-author of "Regional Integration among Developing Countries" (1990),  "The International Competitiveness of Developing Countries for Risk Capital" (1991), "Regional Integration in Europe and its Effects on Developing Countries" (1994) as well as co-editor of "Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Globalization in Latin America" (2005 with Lúcio Vinhas de Souza) and "Labor Mobility and the World Economy" (2006 with Federico Foders).